Phycitodes saxicola - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth

PYRALIDAE

Phycitinae

Las Descargues, 29 July 2015
Phycitodes saxicola Adult

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© Robin Howard

Phycitodes saxicola (Vaughan, 1870)

Wingspan: 14-21mm

A bivoltine species on the wing from May to late-October when it is a scarce visitor to the traps at Las Descargues. A species of calcareous meadows on the plateau and Causse.

Larvae feed on Tripleurospermum inodorum, Pulicaria dysenterica and other Compositae.

 

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